Thanks to sponsorship by Rothley & Soar Valley Lions club for morsbags labels for Sue’s Mountsorrel Pod! Sue has made red morsbags for their 40th year (Ruby Anniversary) and is busy making 200 for the Christmas food handout… good luck and thank you Sue!
HUGE numbers of labels orders coming in 🙂 – which is brilliant – but please please do set up a pod so the morsbags you make can be added to the tally, which in turn inspires others… the number of labels we send out doesn’t correspond to the number of bags added to the tally and it would be so much more impressive if it did!
Here’s the link to set up a pod so you can add: http://www.morsbags.com/pods/create-a-pod/ (you can mark yourself as uncontactable and we’ll never spam you, if that’s a worry)
Beattie is our fabulous resident number cruncher and this is what happened in February:
3026 bags were made by 48 pods.
Pods that made bags: Earthlings, Guy’s Marsh Prison, Whissybags, Wundertuete, Bude Baggers, Pickering Stitchers, Sue’s Mountsorrel, Material Girls, Darting Frog, Macs Bags, Niffy Bags, The old bag, Atherstone Pod, Less is Mors, Die Nähdamen, Brislington WI, Made in Quarry Bank, Trusty Bags, Offcuts, Megsmors, Women of Wimborne (WOW), Whetstone Whales, Daily Thread, Valbags, Bargebaggers, JEMors, Crafty Chatters of Lowdham, Greenbags, Rags to Bags, Ballypod, Ireland, The old bag, Handcross Bag Lady, Les’spod, LoopyBags, The Taylor’s Needle Community, Bag Masters, Anstey, Leicestershire, Eversewcrafty, Ivybags, Harborough Hit Bags, prime2357, Megsmors, Monty Morsbags, Stoffdronning, Chayce, Friends of St.Margaret’s, The Asfordby One, The Scrapstore Birmingham
We welcome 12 New pods: Sue’s Mountsorrel, Made in Quarry Bank, Megsmors, Women of Wimborne (WOW), Anstey, Leicestershire, Tam’s Pod, Bagsofbags, The Sewing Corner, Upcyclebags, Stoffdronning, Friends of St.Margaret’s, The Asfordby One
Kudos to the pods that appear in both lists – you get a gold star for not letting the grass grow under your feet 🙂
“Solo morsbagger just getting back into the swing of making again after a few months inactivity (Feb 2017). Aiming to get to 2000 made by end of 2017.”
Welcome back Chris!
“At the The Taylor’s Needle, we believe in supporting our community with the skills and resources that we have available. We use our leftover scraps of fabric (and considerable amount of skill ; ) to help improve our environment and the lives of others in our community. We welcome anyone wanting to join our little team here in the Treasure Valley!”
For those not in the know, the wonderful-sounding Treasure Valley is at Nampa, near Boise, Idaho, USA
Noosa Dillybags writes “I joined Morsbags 7 years ago when I had broken my leg and sewing was about all I could do. Since then I’ve joined a group called Boomerang Bags, Noosa and we share the same goals as Morsbags. We currently sew from Wallace House, Noosa Arts & Crafts in Noosaville on Monday & Wednesday mornings from 9.30 to 12.30. We have made hundreds of bags which have been distributed throughout the Noosa shire to organisations such as Noosa Council, IGA supermarket and many smaller retail shops selling fruit and veg, books, health foods and more. We welcome all new volunteers whether you can sew or not. There are many jobs for non sewers and we are happy to teach you to sew if you want to learn.”
Noosa is in Queensland, Australia
“Wundertüte is a solo pod and bags the local library and the Vechelde book swap. Recently I discovered the Morsbag pattern for wheelchairs and gave them a go. I found a willing “test pilot” who tried out my prototype bag on her Zimmer frame. As a result, eight other ladies in the nursery home requested bags for themselves. I was thrilled and, of course, obliged.”
Thanks for all your efforts, morsbaggers everywhere! The turtles and whales thank you too!